lux·​u·​ri·​ous | \ (ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce luxurious (audio) , (ˌ)lək-ˈshu̇r- \

Definition of luxurious

1 : characterized by opulence, sumptuousness, or rich abundance : of, relating to, or marked by luxury luxurious accommodations
2 : pleasure loving : fond of luxury or self-indulgence luxurious tastes luxurious feeling
3 : of the finest and richest kind luxurious cashmeres a luxurious chocolate sauce
4 : lecherous

Other Words from luxurious

luxuriously adverb
luxuriousness noun

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sensuous, sensual, luxurious, voluptuous mean relating to or providing pleasure through gratification of the senses. sensuous implies gratification of the senses for the sake of aesthetic pleasure. the sensuous delights of great music sensual tends to imply the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of the physical appetites as ends in themselves. a life devoted to sensual pleasures luxurious suggests the indulgence of sensuous pleasure inducing bodily ease and languor. a luxurious hotel voluptuous implies more strongly an abandonment especially to sensual pleasure. a voluptuous feast

Examples of luxurious in a Sentence

one of the country's most luxurious resorts a store that caters to the luxurious tastes of the rich
Recent Examples on the Web Since putting up his cufflinks, however, Brosnan has largely steered clear from the luxurious and seedy Bond-verse. Emlyn Travis,, 22 Sep. 2022 While a good joke won't replace amazing gifts for your husband or luxurious gifts for your wife, writing one in your Christmas card may make inexpensive gifts stand out a bit more. Woman's Day, 13 Sep. 2022 Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina spent the holidays at this luxurious all-villa resort, located on a private island in the Maldives. Hannah Chubb, Peoplemag, 5 Sep. 2022 Booking a stay at the luxurious Canyon Ranch wellness resort is similar to making an online reservation for an all-inclusive. Julie Loffredi, USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2022 Lauren Wellbank, a writer and mom of three in Allentown, Pa., opted for a MacSports folding utility wagon, which came at a fraction of the more luxurious Veer’s price. Lia Picard, WSJ, 10 Sep. 2022 For those looking for a more luxurious feel, Vining Ivy can easily go glam when accessorized with golden accents and bright white trim. House Beautiful, 17 Aug. 2022 The newlyweds, who married in an intimate surprise ceremony held at a Las Vegas chapel back in July, are making like Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker and throwing a second, more luxurious wedding. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Aug. 2022 For those looking for a more luxurious feel, Vining Ivy can easily go glam when accessorized with golden accents and bright white trim. Regina Cole, Forbes, 16 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of luxurious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

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lux·​u·​ri·​ous | \ ˌləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce luxurious (audio) , ˌlək-ˈshu̇r- \

Kids Definition of luxurious

1 : very fine and comfortable : having an appealing rich quality a luxurious home
2 : feeling or showing a desire for fine and expensive things He has luxurious tastes.

Other Words from luxurious

luxuriously adverb

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